The Earth — our living, breathing home — is more than our source of sustenance and survival; it also gives us a sense of inspiration, purpose, and profound belonging. As we celebrate Earth Day, we invite you to explore our planet's rainforests and learn how we’re helping meet the goal to end deforestation by 2030. Our mission to keep forests standing, and your support, has never been more important.
Earth Day 2022: the time for forests is now
by Niyanta Spelman, CEO, Rainforest Partnership
As we mark Earth Day, now in its 52nd year, we face a changed world in ways that no one anticipated 52 years ago.
Increasingly urgent reports from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) share irrefutable data about the impact that climate change is already having on our planet, people and ecosystems.
While we don’t yet have solutions at scale to meet this challenge head on, scientists and policymakers alike are increasingly prioritizing an existing solution that is extremely effective at storing carbon and mitigating the accelerating impacts of climate change: forests.
Our planet’s own natural technology, readily available at our fingertips, waiting for us to actively embrace it.
Expedition to the Cordillera de Colán in Perú. Photos: Axel Marchelie Why Films For The Forest?
We were honored to present the finalists of our 2021 Films for the Forest competition as part of a SXSW Community Screening at the recent SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. This short film challenge is designed to create awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and their communities. This year’s panel of judges included the five-time Oscar nominee, two-time Golden Globe winner, and two-time Bafta winner Richard Linklater; actor and musician Iwan Rheon; Frida Muelana; NatGeo Young Explorer Zoologist; Digital Content Producer Lucy Houliston; and filmmaker co-founder of Monociclo CineJuan Sebastián Mesa. Thank you to our filmmakers, sponsors, judges and the SXSW team for making it possible to share powerful and captivating stories that amplify rainforest awareness and protection.
We are deeply grateful to the filmmakers who submitted their films to Films for the Forest 2022. Our past and present judge Richard Linklater answers:
Rainforest Partnership is collaborating with the women of Sani Warmi in Sani Isla in the Ecuadorian Amazon for an Adopt-a-Turtle Program. You can “adopt” your very own baby Charapa turtle and help provide a source of sustainable income for both Sani Isla and Sani Warmi, while supporting resilience, community-based conservation, and the preservation of traditional livelihoods.